Ride To Defend: Two Men Travel 2,000 Miles To Support Lehi Charity
Aug 29, 2020, 8:22 PM | Updated: Jul 12, 2023, 7:13 pm
LEHI, Utah — Two men from Texas and Louisiana jumped on their motorcycles and traveled 2,000 miles to support a program here in Utah, raising funds for Defend Innocence — a non-profit charity based in Lehi which works to bring awareness to the fight against child sexual abuse.
Tony Silguero and Jeremy Robinson called it the “Ride to Defend.”
When they started their 1,500-mile trip, they had no idea Hurricane Laura would hit their homes. And while they had every opportunity to turn around, they pressed on to Lehi.
“I’m gonna support the Defend Innocence mission however I can, and when Tony came up with this — and me being a motorcycle enthusiast — I said, ‘yeah, that’s something I can get behind. That’s what I would like to do,'” said Robinson, who left his home in New Orleans to support the Utah foundation.
For the last leg of their trip, the two men were joined by Utah County Sheriff Motorcycle Deputies to drop off the funds they had raised along the way, nearing $5,000.
Officials said money was donated by supporters all over the country, including the UK.